Despite 2015 defeat, NDP in better spot now than during most of party's past leadership races

This could be part of the reason that popular New Democrats like Nathan Cullen, Megan Leslie and Alexandre Boulerice decided to sit on the sidelines.

Etobicoke elementary students explore STEM camp

... station stays cold wins.” Science Minister Kirsty Duncan dropped in on grades 1 and 2 students to observe their STEM camp fun. ... “Science...

Guest editorial: Liberals want Republicans not to be Republicans

And some things liberal journalists think it's the Republicans' duty to do make no sense. Take that 95 ... Perhaps this is why the complaint...

Toronto's potential marijuana tax wouldn't pay for big ticket items, mayor says

Coun. Jim Karygiannis says the city should be consulting with Torontonians about their concerns around marijuana rather than jumping into talks with the province. Karygiannis...

It should be interesting to see how the political landscape takes shape going forward

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli and his Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario are gearing up to oust the Liberals from Queen's Park. It would make sense...

Trudeau slams Conservatives for taking 'domestic squabble' over Khadr to US

Several Conservative MPs have taken to the airwaves and newspapers in the U.S. to denounce the payment, starting Monday with a scathing column by Peter...

It's not Jagmeet Singh's turban that's the NDP's problem in Quebec

Nor is Ms. Laverdière's backing, helpful though it may be, likely to change the minds of those Quebeckers – a majority of the electorate there,...

As Conservative Party deputy leader, Lisa Raitt hopes women will 'see themselves' in her

iPolitics.ca (subscription)Conservative MP Lisa Raitt considers herself a feminist. The newly named deputy leader of the Conservative Party, a suburban mother of two with extensive...

Editorial: Trashing Khadr deal in US paints bull's-eye on our backs

... the U.S. media, as Peter Kent did with an oped earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal titled “A Terrorist's Big Payday, Courtesy...

Appointments, NAFTA and tax avoidance: how federal politics touched us this week

Borrowing a phrase from his Conservative predecessor Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister Bill Morneau rolled out a "tax fairness" plan this week. It aims to eliminate...

Casey unsure that door-to-door delivery will be restored

Member of Parliament for Charlottetown Sean Casey said he is not as confident as he was two years ago that the Canada Post review will...

Pierre Poilievre's Conservative Party-Branded Shirt Broke Election Rules, Says Watchdog

OTTAWA — If he had to do it all over again, Pierre Poilievre would have worn a suit. Canada's election watchdog said Friday that the...

Liberals quash NDP push to question Justin Trudeau on NAFTA

I think, if we did, that it would provide a lot of security and comfort to Canadians who are feeling extremely nervous about this renegotiation,”...

Town Tall: Fourth of July event squeaked in ahead of France's Bastille Day

This time they'll perform Songbird and the three-movement Primary Colours by B.C. composers Sarah Quartel and Kathleen Allen. They sang the first enchanting work during...

Iwi honing their smarts

An extensive financial analysis by ANZ of 31 post-Treaty of Waitangi settlement iwi and hapu shows all recorded a positive profit in the last reported...

Ottawa-Vanier's new MP says Conservatives exploiting 'emotion' over Khadr deal

(subscription) (subscription)Newly elected Liberal MP for Ottawa-Vanier Mona Fortier says it's unfortunate Conservative MPs have been talking to U.S. media about the government's out-of-court...

BC NDP cabinet includes bright minds, but there are still political potholes to avoid

Giving a respected human rights advocate an influential position—like former MP Libby Davies or immigration lawyer Zool Suleman or former human-rights commissioner Harinder Mahil or...

Man who drove van off cliff into Lake Erie charged with impaired driving

Councillor Larry Snively eventually reached out to Tracey Ramsey, the NDP MP for Essex, to find out if she could help. Ramsey then contacted the...

Progressive Conservatives hoping for a breakthrough in northwestern Ontario

The PCs haven't represented any of northwestern Ontario's three ridings since Hennessy and Rainy River MPP Jack Pierce were defeated in 1987. The NDP ...

Alberta's conservatives look ahead to bigger battles as ballots are cast for merger

As a sign of the times, and perhaps a testament to the amount of resources being sucked up fighting the NDP on home turf, the...

Trudeau dodges 'poodle' label after caving in to Trump on arms build-up

Even after The Economist magazine ran an article headlined "Tony Blair is not a poodle," the British prime minister was unable to shake the slur...

NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh receives first Quebec caucus endorsement

NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh received his first endorsement from a sitting Quebec MP Monday. Hélène Laverdière, MP for Laurier—Ste. Marie, tells the she's...

This year's fire threat is closer to home and you can blame the rain

By all accounts, the Manzanita wildfire is a perfect example of why officials consider this year's fire season more threatening than usual. The wild fire,...

Jagmeet Singh tops NDP leadership endorsements, but front-runner status yet to be confirmed

Singh has only one endorsement from Quebec, from former MP Mylène Freeman. There have also been media reports of concerns among Quebec New Democrats about...

NDP leadership tracker: Singh adds to growing list of caucus endorsements

Jagmeet Singh has added two more names to his growing list of caucus endorsements this week. Ontario MP Tracey Ramsey threw her support behind Singh...

Guy Caron brings economic expertise and Quebec knowledge to the race

Montreal GazetteRetired Hamilton area NDP MP Chris Charlton announced in mid June that she decided to support Caron because he "understands that social, economic and...

Jagmeet Singh's Quebec problem

The problem? Singh, a practicing Sikh, wears a turban and kirpan. “To have a leader who'd wear ostentatious signs” of his religious affiliation, “we are...

And then there were four: Julian quits NDP leadership race, as others look to grab his supporters

(subscription) (subscription)NDP leadership candidate Peter Julian told reporters Thursday in Ottawa that he's leaving the race because his campaign couldn't raise enough money. He...

BC Conservatives rally for support

"We're trying to rebuild the infrastructure for the BC Conservative party, and, who knows, we can have a snap election called anytime," said Wayne Hiebert,...

A wildfire near Beaumont grew overnight, but so did its containment

A wildfire west of the Coachella Valley grew overnight, but so did its containment lines. As of 6:30 a.m., the Manzanita wildfire charred 6,309 acres...

NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh to get his first endorsement from caucus

Singh, an Ontario MPP and former deputy leader of the provincial NDP, has received support from assorted political figures, including Ontario MPP Michael Mantha, Manitoba...

NDP leadership candidates affirm support for labour in debate

NDP leadership candidates reinforced their commitment to workers and the labour movement at a debate hosted by the United Steelworkers in Toronto on Thursday night.

Ex-MP Dean Del Mastro released from jail as second appeal on election charges heard

Former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro was ordered released from jail in Lindsay Thursday as his second appeal on election charges wrapped up in Toronto.

Heritage Minister asked to repeal CRTC 2017-198, respect Chiefs of Ontario, and award Ontario FM licences to Wawatay

(press release)OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Pierre Nantel, NDP MP (Longueuil - Saint Hubert), Critic for Culture and Heritage, received the media on...

Former Conservative MP says Trudeau 'trying to whitewash' history by renaming Langevin Block

Paul Calandra: Look, I'm obviously sympathetic to how our First Nations feel, but at the same time, I think we have to understand that Langevin...

Former Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro in court Thursday for appeal

Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro is pictured outside an Oshawa, Ont. courthouse to appeal his conviction over election overspending, on Tuesday January 5, 2016.

NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau to endorse leadership contender Guy Caron

NDP leadership hopeful Guy Caron will receive the endorsement of well-known Quebec MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau on Tuesday. “I support Guy Caron because he understands...

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown says newest candidate Parm Gill now supports gay rights, despite past comments

Patrick Brown says his newest Progressive Conservative candidate — former Brampton MP Parm Gill — is now “100 per cent” for gay rights. Gill was...

Liberals to introduce bills to reform Access to Information and national security laws

The government had promised an initial wave of changes to the Access to Information Act by the end of winter — what Treasury Board President...

Hudson: Nash and Nicholls to run for mayor

Former New Democratic Party (NDP) MP for Vaudreuil-Soulanges Jamie Nicholls and management professional Bill Nash have told The Suburban that they intend to run for...

Conservative MP demands independent investigation of deleted-emails matter

The issue has been referred to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. Regina Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski raised the issue in the House and said the government...

Tory MP Ben Lobb Asked To Apologize For Calling Ralph Goodale A 'Tool'

A Conservative MP was forced to apologize to the federal public safety minister Tuesday for calling him a “tool” in the House of Commons. But...

Former councillor David Soknacki seeks council appointment for Scarborough East

They include former Conservative MP for the area Corneliu Chisu. The nomination period closes June 19. “I do see it as a stewardship,” said Soknacki,...

Roxane Gay Responds To Mamamia's 'Cruel And Humiliating' Article

Roxane Gay, the author of several critically acclaimed books including Bad Feminist, Difficult Women and the just-released Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, endured what...

Jean Crowder, Former Vancouver Island MP, to Endorse Guy Caron for NDP Leadership

'Guy understands the importance of uniting Quebec's progressives with those across the country, an essential key to our party's future success,' says Jean Crowder. Twitter.

Rafferty captures provincial NDP nomination

THUNDER BAY – John Rafferty says after 14 years, Premier Kathleen Wynne's governing Liberals have run out of ideas for Ontario. It's time for new...

No hiding abortion numbers: Ontario ruling forces gov't to allow access to statistics

Acting on Maloney's 2012 revelations, three Conservative MPs — Maurice Vellacott, Leon Benoit and Wladyslaw Lizon — asked the RCMP to investigate these as possible...

Top Conservatives brief caucus on Scheer's leadership vote numbers, MPs say they're now satisfied, Bernier didn't ...

(subscription) (subscription)At the party convention in Toronto, several party members, including former Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, told The the party should reconsider its...

MPs with kids face challenges without parental leave

Moore's riding is at least a six-hour drive from Ottawa. She says that, given the potentially short lifespan of a stint in the House of...

'He actually understood what it meant to be a candidate': Andrew Scheer the ultimate political animal

“I think Andrew has been underestimated several times by different people over the years,” said Barry Devolin, a former Conservative MP who fought Scheer for...